A writing contest that has nothing to do with parenting–brought to you by the editors of Rocky Parenting.
Open to everyone. We are looking for true, well-written stories (500-900 words) about your awkward romantic moments, PG-13 or tamer. Did you spend three hours on your hairstyle for your senior prom only to have your date pick you up in a jeep with no cap? Did your seatmate on a transatlantic flight try to seduce you by mansplaining the mysteries of the world, only to eat his small cheese without removing the red wax wrapper? Have you ever answered a phone call from your mother while on a date with your spouse? Farted in bed with a one night stand? These are stories we want to hear. If you can make us laugh, we’ll love you even more. Please don’t send entries with graphic sexual detail (though references to sex are fine), vicious ranting about exes, anything intentionally precious and heartwarming, or anything that’s already been published somewhere else.
The contest has three rounds. You can enter one story every round, but you cannot resubmit the same story to a new round. All entries may be posted on Rocky Parenting blog and social media outlets for contest purposes but all rights remain the sole property of the author. The editors of Rocky Parenting will judge the rounds, selecting two winners from each round. Our readers will vote for their favorite of the six finalists during the final week of February, and the best Awkward Love story will be announced February 28th. The prize is a gift basket worth $75 from Pure Romance. (Donated by the incomparable Kayni Williams. Check out her site here.)
Email entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. on the dates below:
Round 1: Friday, February 7;
Round 2: Friday, February 14;
Round 3: Friday, February 21 (just in case your Valentine’s Day goes bad this year).